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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is truly wonderful. It's like staying at some remote rich persons estate for a few days! The land is amazing and truly breathtaking. If you are in to hunting and fishing this is the place for you. Even if you are not there are still plenty of activities, horse back riding, foraging, walking. They have a cute little...

Thank Rachel L
Dover, Delaware
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited for 4 nights with 3 days of the most amazing fly fishing with the excellent guide Dave Wood! The accommodations were superb and the food fabulous! Top notch facility in a breathtaking vista. We caught Browns and Rainbows! Our guide paced us well for our abilities. Nice communal dinners after a day on the river....

Thank L P
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

For many years I heard about the excellent trout fishing in New Zealand. The fishing at Poronui exceeded all my expectations. Despite some heavy, unseasonal rain my excellent guide, Duncan McDonald, was able to get me three days fishing on the many headwaters around Poronui. The waters were crystal clear - sight fishing with a dry fly for large wild...

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Superb hospitality, comfort and cleanliness are all givens at Poronui Lodge where we stayed for 4 nights in February. As well as this there is the close attention to detail - all members of the team go the extra mile in terms of anticipating guests' needs. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, they create an informal and welcoming...

Thank Jacqui R
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My wife and I stayed at Poronui for 4 nights in January 2017 and both had an amazing time. I had 3 days fishing with my guide: the expert and very patient Grant. I have fly-fished for 40 years, but this trip surpassed anything that had gone before. I was lucky enough to land 17 beautiful, strong fish in the...

Thank Richard_Brenda_UK
Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Poronui Lodge was one of my favorite places we visited in New Zealand. We have been on the go for 2 weeks and we were finally able to relax. We fly fishing for two days with Duncan. Duncan was THE BEST! We are not experienced fly fishermen and he was very patient and very good. We loved his sense of...

Thank tenaciousjhm
Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The absolute finest flyfishing and guest ranch we have enjoyed in 35 years. 5 stars in bush food and wine is 5 stars and the guides and staff feel like family after two days. Non Anglers are equally at home with multiple activities for all the family. We plan our return as we write this!! Big fish and bigger hearts...

Thank kookoo48
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 23 December 2016

What an amazing place Poronui is! We spent 3 nights there in November, and despite the heavy rains, our time there was unforgettable. We loved the fact that it is still quite small and the staff takes such good care of their guests. We felt part of their family. The food and wines are amazing too. It is definitely a...

Thank ElodieS0610
Wilson, Wyoming
Reviewed 14 December 2016

There is no place better in the world than Poronui for fly fishing, The guides are very professional and most likely you will catch some of the biggest rainbows in the shoutern Hemisphere. The hospitality is second to none and "Eve" runs a magnificent operation as well as being a great chef. We have been there three times with my...

Thank gerard350
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stayed at the Safari camp The facilities there are excellent and the catering gourmet! In addition we had a superb fishing guide and had three days outstanding fishing in different locations carefully chosen to match the conditions.

Thank GScobie

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This 16,000 acres of timeless wilderness is steeped in history and provides world class fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout, deer stalking and an abundance of native flora and wildlife. Outdoor activities include mountain biking, horse trekking and guided walking, while an Olympic standard sporting clays range, archery and target shooting are also available. Or simply relax with a massage, or a good book. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Poronui

Address: Taharua Road, RD 3, Taharua 3351, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taharua
Price Range: £338 - £369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Poronui 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Poronui is justifiably popular - book early!”
Richard_Brenda_UK, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There only a Very limited of spacious rooms overlooking the main river”
gerard350, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are beautiful”
andrewcO5137WE, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lodge for couples. Blake House for Families or Groups Plenty of activities for all age groups.”
Samson631, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“You can't really go wrong. Small number of rooms and from what could tell all are quite nice.”
BPikeLA, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
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